EPHESUS (Revelation 2:1-7)

  1. Explain the symbolism Jesus uses in identifying Himself. (2:1, 1:20)

a.________________________________________________________

b.________________________________________________________

  1. For what does He commend the church at Ephesus? (2:2-3,6)

a.________________________________________________________

b.________________________________________________________

c.________________________________________________________

d.________________________________________________________

e.________________________________________________________

f._________________________________________________________

  1. For what does He rebuke the church at Ephesus? (2:4)  What might that mean?_____________________________________________________

  1. How does HE advise the church at Ephesus? (2:5)

a._________________________________________________________

b._________________________________________________________

c._________________________________________________________

And what if they don’t heed his advice?_____________________________


  1. How will He reward the over comers? (2:7) What might this mean?

  1. Paul speaks to the Elders at Ephesus: (Acts 20:17-38)

a. How had he preached to them? (20:19-20, 31)______________________


b. What characterized his message? (20:21, 27)_______________________


c. What two things did he warn them of? (20:29-30)____________________


d. What important example had he left them? (20:34-35)________________


  1. In Ephesians 6:24, what might Paul have meant by the words, “who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity?”___________________________________

 

SMYRNA (Revelation 2:8-11)

  1. How does Jesus identify himself? Explain. (2:8)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

  1. For what does He commend the church at Smyrna? (2:9)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

c. (Luke 12:20-21, James 2:5)_____________________________________

  1. Who is it that says they are Jews and are not? (2:9, Romans 2:28-29)

  1. Of what does HE warn and advise the church at Smyrna? (2:10)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

Why were they to suffer? (James 1:12, I Peter 1:7, 4:12)_________________


What would be the results of their heeding his advice?__________________


  1. How will He reward the overcomers? What might this mean? (2:11, 20:6, 12, 14)______________________________________________________

  1. Are there saints today who these at Smyrna remind you of?____________

 

Pergamos (Revelation 2:12-17)

1.   What does Jesus mean by His description of Himself? (2:12, 16, 1:16, Ephesians 6:17, Isaiah 49:2, Hebrews 4:12)__________________________


  1.   For what does He commend the church? (2:13)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

What did He mean by “My faith”? Consider “by the faith of the son of God” in Galatians 2:20.________________________________________________

  1.   What did He say characterized the place where they dwelt? (2:13) What might that mean?______________________________________________

  2.   What two corrections does HE bring to them? (2:14-15)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

  1.   What was His one word of advise to the church? (2:16)_______________

What would be the results of their not heeding HIS advice? Explain.


  1.   How will He reward the over comers? (2:17)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

  1.   Are there saints today who are persecuted as those at Pergamos were?

 

Thyatira (Revelation 2:18-29)

  1.   How does Jesus identify himself? (2:18, 1:14-15)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

  1.   For what does He commend the church? (2:19)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________

d.__________________________________________________________

e.__________________________________________________________

  1.   For what did He rebuke the church? (2:20)________________________

Could Jezebel’s teaching have concerned spiritual fornication and idolatry? Explain._____________________________________________________

What was He going to do with the situation? (2:21-23)__________________


  1.   What can we learn of God in Revelation 2:21? (Luke 13:6-9)___________

  1.   In verse 23 what might Jesus have meant when He said;

“I am He who searches the minds and hearts”._________________________


“I will give to each of you according to your works”.____________________


  1.   How does He advise the church? (2:24-25)_________________________________________________________

  2.   What does He offer the overcomers? (2:26-29)_____________________


a. (Rev. 19:15, 20:6)___________________________________________

b. (2 Peter 1:19, Rev. 22:16)_____________________________________

 

SARDIS (Revelation 3:1-6)

  1.   What might “the seven Spirits of God” and “the seven stars” mean? (3:1)

a. (1:4, 8:2)__________________________________________________

b. (1:16, 20)__________________________________________________

  1.   Does He commend the church? Part of it? (3:4)_____________________

Consider Matthew 22:11-14, Ephesians 5:25-27, Rev. 7:13-14, 16:15, 19:7-8.

  1.   What did He rebuke the church for? (3:1c, 3:2b)

a. (Ephesians. 2:1,5)___________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

  1.   What corrections did He advise the church to make? (3:2-3)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

c.__________________________________________________________

  1.   What awaits the overcomers? (3:5)______________________________

a. (Revelation 19:7-8)__________________________________________

b. (Exodus 32:30-33, Philippians 4:3)______________________________

c. (Luke 12:8-9)_______________________________________________

 

PHILADELPHIA (Revelation 3:7-13)

  1.   How does Jesus identify Himself? (3:7)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

c. (Isaiah 22:22)

  1.   How does HE commend the Church? (3:8)

a.__________________________________________________________

b.__________________________________________________________

What might be meant by “a little strength”?___________________________

What might be meant by “open door”? (I Corinthians 16:9, II Corinthians 2:12)


  1.   Who are they who say they are Jews and are not? (3:9)_______________

Consider Romans 2:28-29_______________________________________

  1.   Because they had persevered – passed the test – what was He going to do for them? (3:10)_______________________________________________

Consider Romans 5:3, I Peter 1:6-7, 4:12, 5:10, II Peter 2:9

  1.   What did Jesus mean in verse 11 when He said,

“I come quickly”?______________________________________________

“hold fast what you have”?_______________________________________

“let no one take your crown”?_____________________________________

  1.   What did HE say awaits the overcomer? (3:12)

a. Consider I Kings 7:21._________________________________________

b. Three Names   1)_____________________________________________

2) Revelation 21:2____________________________________________

3) Revelation 19:12___________________________________________

 

LAODICEA (Rev. 3:14-22)1

  1. How does Jesus identify Himself? Explain. (3:14) ___________________________________________

a. (II Cor. 1:20) ___________________________________________

b. (Rev. 19:11) ___________________________________________

c. (Col. 1:15-17, John 16:27) ___________________________________________

  1. Does He commend the church?

  2. For what does HE rebuke the church? Explain. (3:15-17)

How was God going to respond to their spiritual condition? Explain.

What was their attitude concerning their spiritual condition? Explain.

What did HE observe concerning their spiritual condition? Explain.

  1. What advice did HE give them? Explain. (3:18-19)

a. (I Peter 1:7, James 2:5, Luke 12:20-21, Rev. 2:9)

b. (Rev. 7:14)

c. (Matthew 13:13, I Cor. 2:14)

  1. Explain verse 19 – “As many as O love, I rebuke and chasten”. (Hebrews 12:5-8)

  2. Explain verse 20 – “Behold I stand at the door and knock: If any man hear my voice, and open the door,

I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me”.

  1. What awaits those who over come? Explain. (3:21)

(II Timothy 2:12, Rev. 2:26-27)